Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment

July 08, 2021 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Jessica Mulholland, Managing Editor, CalChamber

Ageism in employment — a bias against workers 40 years of age and older — is experienced more during the job search process than in the workplace, according to a recent survey of U.S. professionals over 40.

The Experience Matters: Ageism & Work report by WerkLabs, a division of job marketplace The Mom Project, also revealed that at some point in their professional lives, 60 percent of respondents encountered ageism — which is prohibited against workers 40 years of age and older by both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). (In fact, the FEHA has very specific requirements as far as age discrimination is concerned.)

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